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Convention 2010
June 23-26
Marriott City Center,
Salt Lake City


For information:
Garry D. Howard:
E-mail | 414-224-2306

Jack Berninger:
E-mail | 804-741-1565

Workshop materials

Judging 2010
March 6-10
Radisson WorldGate,
Kissimmee, Fla.


For information:
Phil Kaplan:
E-mail | 865-342-6285

Jack Berninger:
E-mail | 804-741-1565

Mandatory dates:
Sunday: April 5
Weekday: Tue., Feb. 24

NEWSLETTER FOR AUGUST 2003

newsletter cover
  Bigger, better
From the 10th anniversary of the SJI to expanding the contest, the APSE convention in Dallas celebrated ambitious plans — past, present and future. It was four days of workshops, seminars, luncheons, awards and entertainment. It was Texas afterall ... everything's bigger here.
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2003 Convention

Just the beginning
Neil Pascale: The Sports Journalism Institute celebrated its 10-year anniversary by being the honored organization at the Keynote Luncheon.

Looking forward to 10 years of SMI
Bill Eichenberger: The convention generated a lot of positive momentum and goodwill.

Honored to have been president
John Cherwa: A few weeks removed from the end of a three-year term as an officer, I'm kind of sad.

'Our duty was to fulfill our potential'
Brenda Lee: No other SJI class can say that their year was the 10th anniversary of the program.

Key to better writers? Editors
Bill Bradley: How much are editors valued by columnists? The quartet assembled for the seminar titled Writers and Their Craft was unanimous in calling their editors essential to their success.

If it's clear, it works for A-1
David Humphrey: Perfect clarity leads to perfectly interesting stories, according to Paula LaRocque from The Dallas Morning News.

Impressive leads are concise, not overly clever
Doug Roberson: Good leads are clear. Good leads are concise. Good leads are simple: subject-verb-object. Most importantly, good leads help a reporter maintain his credibility.

From strange faces to leaving inspired, a first-timer's tale
Andy Johnston: It felt like the first day at a new school.

The checkup we all need
Don Skwar: One thing as certain as beef at Billy Bob's is the need for the management doctor.

Owners offer ideas for sections
Holly Lawton: Owners Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys and Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks held court as keynote panelists at the "Take this Sports Section and ...," one of the general sessions at the convention.

All LeBron, all the time
Tom Johanningmeier: The Plain Dealer in Cleveland devoted two reporters to the LeBron James beat. Too much LeBron?

Be sure you really know what you 'know'
Dave Ammenheuser: Jose Santos and Larry Eustachy have little in common. Yet, their professional careers have forever changed because of decisions made by newspaper sports section editors in 2003.

They saw stories others missed
Mike Lee: James Walker and Jim Fennell provided reminders that reporters from small newspapers on tight budgets can turn stories of national significance.

Need a job? Head for the desk
Glenn Schwarz: Seth Lewis enrolled in the first Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern program for sports copy editors last summer and landed on the Miami Herald desk. The internship turned into a full-time job, and a year later Lewis is editing and dabbling in page design at the Herald.

New contest categories dominate session
Jason Schaumburg: The small newspaper caucus allowed sports editors to voice many concerns.

Reach younger readers everyday
David Sell: The group of readers most sought by newspaper editors, publishers and advertisers – 18 to 34 year olds – don't act like a group, don't read like a group and don't want to be a group. And, just to be difficult, group members seem to change their minds.

Plug into readers' passions
Larry Ames: The sessions on prep coverage in recent conventions have been among the most well-attended.

Fast critiques, quick upgrades
Paul D. Bowker: Sports editors enjoy leaving APSE's convention with ideas for their sections. And in the case of more than a few editors who participated in the convention's one-on-one sessions, those ideas kept coming long after they left Dallas.

Solomon finally honored by his peers
David Thomas: George Solomon joined the elite list of 23 winners of the Red Smith Award at the convention. But he couldn't help throwing a few jabs at himself upon accepting the prestigious honor.
Red Smith Award winners

Common goals, ground
Eric Zarate: It seems tenuous and even adversarial relationships can develop between photo and sports because two sessions on the topic were scheduled at the convention and 27 editors attended the first one.

Good, bad, ugly of Dallas convention
Herb Stutz: Although the "Writers and Their Craft" general session was deemed "inspiring" and "entertaining," both the results of a survey and actual participation prove conclusively that the nine workshops offered at the Dallas Convention were the most helpful.

Philly ready to 'steak' its claim
Jim Jenks: Dallas is done and Philadelphia is the future. So goes the APSE convention schedule.
Convention sites

Check your head at the gate
Ventura County Star assistant sports editor Larry Ames was delayed for a short time at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport as he returned to California from the APSE convention.

Executive committee approves changes
Jerry Micco: It took a couple of well-timed amendments and some tweaking of the language, but by nearly unanimous votes the APSE executive committee passed several changes to the rules for the writing portion of the contest.

Williams rockin' from start
Mike Guersch: Celeste Williams made some noise in her first morning as APSE second vice-president.

Opening minutes
Executive committee meeting

Closing minutes
Executive committee meeting

APSE Convention slideshows:
Slideshow 1 | Slideshow 2

Other news

1 job, 1 challenge
Kim Orendor: They told me it's an employer's market when I posted an opening for a deputy sports editor position on two Web sites earlier this year. I didn't know that translated into being knee-deep in applications within days.

Time to renew dues
All APSE members will be mailed notices in late August for payment of 2003-04 dues.

APSE Drive-In: Coming East
Paul D. Bowker: The fall APSE Drive-in Workshop is headed east.

Cornell honors Schaap
Larry Arnold: In a unique tribute to a legendary journalist, Cornell University's independent student newspaper plans to name the sports department in its new building after the late Dick Schaap.

Region reports
A look at APSE region activity.

On the move
Kirby Arnold: A region-by-region look at personnel moves.

2002-03 APSE financial statement

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